In May 2018, the Representative launched an 18-month outreach tour that will visit communities across B.C. to educate children, youth and those who care for them about their fundamental rights. The focus of the tour will be to engage Indigenous children and youth, who are greatly over-represented in the provincial child welfare system.

The Representative and staff at RCY have heard repeatedly from youth and young adults that they didn’t realize they had protected rights and that they wish they’d known about those rights at a much younger age. Their experiences became the catalyst for this #Rep4Rights tour. The goal is to reach as many children and youth as possible, with a focus on Indigenous children and youth in care.

The tour launched at Shoreline Community Middle School in Victoria in May and will make stops around the province at schools, Indigenous Friendship Centres, Delegated Aboriginal Agencies and Ministry of Children and Family Development offices. Because many adults are unfamiliar with child rights, RCY staff will also give workshops for adults and caregivers who work with children and youth.

Tour dates 2019 (subject to change)

Coming up:

Stay tuned for upcoming bookings!

Where we’ve been in 2019:

Oct 9Fort St. John
Oct 7, 8Dawson Creek
June 14Kelowna Foundry, Okanagan Boys and Girls Club
June 13Penticton, Oliver
June 12Kelowna
June 11Vernon
June 10Okanagan Boys and Girls Club
May 31Shuswap Children’s Association
May 30Shuswap Family Centre, Salmon Arm
May 29 MCFD, Salmon Arm
May 28MCFD, Revelstoke
May 17 Secwepemc Child and Family Services, Kamloops
May 16Scw’exmx Child and Family Services, Merritt
May 15 MCFD, Ashcroft
May 14 MCFD, Lillooet
May 13 MCFD, Merritt
May 9Secwepemc Child and Family Services, Kamloops
May 7Scw’exmx Child and Family Services, Merritt
Apr 26 MCFD and Denisiqi Services Society, Williams Lake
Apr 25 Knucwentwecw Society, Williams Lake
Apr 24 MCFD, 100 Mile House
Apr 23 MCFD, Clearwate
Apr 17 Fraser Region Aboriginal Friendship Centre Association, Surrey
Apr. 10, 11 Maples Adolescent Treatment Centre, Coquitlam
Mar 12 Broadway Youth Resource Centre, Vancouver
Feb 21Carrier Sekani Family Services Junior Girls Walk Tall, Prince George
Feb 5 North Vancouver MCFD and Ayas Men Men, Vancouver
Jan 30Carrier Sekani Family Services, Prince George
Jan 16Child and Youth in Care Network, Prince George

Click here to see our past tour dates.

For more information, or to book a tour stop, call 1-800-476-3933.